Contributions Of Greg Aziz To National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is currently serving as the Chairman, as well as President & CEO of National Steel Car. This is a railroad freight car engineering as well as manufacturing company. It is renowned worldwide due to its engineering capabilities. Now it is located in Hamilton, Ontario.


Gregory J Aziz was born in London in 1949. Greg James Aziz has been educated at Ridley College. He has majored in economics. This was from the University of Western Ontario.


In 1971, Greg Aziz joined his family business of wholesale foods. This was called Affiliated Foods. Over 16 years, it became a major importer of fresh foods from around the world. These included countries from Europe, as well as Central and South America. After that, this company was distributing to all the major wholesale markets for food all across the United States as well as Eastern Canada.


During the late 80s and early 90s, Greg Aziz worked in New York for many investment banking opportunities. In 1994, he could organize the buying of National Steel Car, a Canadian company, from Dofasco. He wanted to transform it into a leading railroad freight car manufacturer of North America. In order to achieve this, he emphasized mainly on the strong engineering capabilities as well as team-building skills of this company. He made considerable human as well as capital investment in National Steel Car. In this way, he was able to expand its manufacturing capability. At the time of purchase, National Steel Car was manufacturing 3,500 cars per year. By 1999, this number went up to 12,000 cars per year. In order to achieve this number, employment at National Steel Car went from approximately 600 to more than 3,000. Additional information here.


National Steel Car believes in relentless as well as the consistent pursuit of engineering along with manufacturing excellence. Hence the company leads in new car innovation. Today it is building several thousand new railroad freight cars every year. It is the only railroad freight car, engineering as well as manufacturing company in North America to be certified ISO 9001:2008. It has been able to hold this honor for the past 18 years as it has gone through several rounds of recertification. Since 1996, National Steel Car has been consistent in getting honored with the TTX SECO quality award.


This is a company that is committed to the Hamilton community. It has sponsored Theatre Aquarius and many other local charities.


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